Nubia Z30 Pro has Snapdragon 888 & triple 64MP sensors
That boxy design is the icing of the cake!
May 20, 2021
Nubia has launched a new flagship phone in the Chinese market named the Z30 Pro. As the name suggests, this is the successor to the Nubia Z20 of 2019, which made highlights due to the fact that it had a secondary display on the rear. The company didn’t launch the vanilla Z30, so we are suspecting that its launch is set to take place later this year. Anyways, the Nubia Z30 Pro is an impressive phone, at least on paper. This is because it features Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SOC, has three 64 Megapixel sensors on the back, 120W Fast charging, a 144Hz AMOLED panel, and more.
Design-wise, it seems like Nubia took design notes from Samsung’s Note series as the Z30 Pro has a boxy design with sharp corners. On the back, there is a camera module featuring four cameras, one of which has a periscope-style zoom lens. The branding is there on the right of the camera module. On the front, there is a display with curved edges and a centered hole-punch cutout. Since it is a premium flagship phone from the brand, there is AG Glass back and a metal frame. The phone is 8.5mm thick and weighs 198 grams.
The panel on the front is a 6.67-inch AMOLED with Full-HD+ resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. It is a 10-bit display that supports HDR10+. Under the hood, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SOC paired with 8/12/16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB or 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. There is also Graphene and VC liquid cooling. Nubia Z30 Pro has stereo speakers but lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is support for DTS:X Ultra.
Apart from the design, the cameras are perhaps the most interesting aspect of this phone. There are four rear cameras, among which three have a 64 Megapixel sensor. There is a primary 64MP sensor with OIS, a secondary 64MP sensor with an ultrawide lens, and a third 64 Megapixel sensor which has a 35mm lens. Finally, the phone has an 8 Megapixel Periscope camera which offers 5X Optical Zoom and up to 50X Digital Zoom. This one has OIS as well.
Finally, the phone has a 4,600mAh cell and supports 120W fast charging. Android 11 runs out of the box with Nubia UI 9.0 running on top.
If the triple 64MP sensor setup sounds familiar, then that’s because it is! A month ago, ZTE launched the Axon 30 Ultra, which has a similar camera setup on the rear, i.e., three 64MP cameras and a periscope camera with 5X Optical Zoom. In fact, the Z30 Pro and Axon 30 Ultra have a similar 6.67-inch panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888 SOC, and the same 4,600mAh cell. That shouldn’t be a surprise considering the fact that Nubia was once a wholly-owned subsidiary of ZTE, which later announced itself as an independent brand.
Nubia Z30 Pro comes in three colors – Silver, Black, and a Black variant with gold accents. The Black and Silver variants are available in two storage options, and here is the pricing –
8GB + 256GB – ¥4999 ($777)
12GB + 256GB – ¥5399 ($840)
The Black color with Gold accents comes in a single 16GB + 512GB variant and is priced at ¥5999 ($934).
The sales start on the 25th of this month in the Chinese market, and we don’t know if Nubia has plans to launch this phone outside China.